Archive for March, 2015

Hello DASH families,

The high school girls track team opened the 2015 DASH season with an indoor meet at Waukesha South High School on Friday night. This is a very early meet, and with unlimited entries, it lets the coach run everyone hard.

Our girls 4×880 team of Andrea Coulter, Zipporah Caspers, Jessy Homa, and Johannah Lee got the racing started. Andrea took the baton first and posted the team’s fastest split to give us an early lead. Zipporah was then able to increase the lead to over half a lap. From there, Jessy and Johannah had no problems staying ahead to the finish line, giving the DASH team its first victory of the season. In the 60 yard race, Renee Walters got off the blocks fast and won her heat. Kayla Bruton was seeded into the final heat, and proved she belonged there, by posting a time of just a shade over 8 seconds. Johannah Lee and Bekka Homa ran head-to-head in a 440 heat. Johannah was the early pacesetter with Bekka just a couple steps behind. Bekka made a charge before the last turn, but Johannah showed her mettle and would not be passed. Renee Walters, Zipporah Caspers, Jessy Homa, and Kayla Bruton were next in the 4 lap relay. Renee, Zipporah, and Jessy kept the race pretty close before handing off to Kayla. Kayla then started closing the gap quickly, but the race proved to be just a little too short. Andrea Coulter, Zipporah Caspers, and Jessy Homa all ran in the fast heat of the 880 yard race. They all got off to good starts, but all having run earlier in the 4×880, slowed up some near the end, but all posted respectable times. In a repeat of the 60 yard race, Renee Walters won her heat in the 200 meter race. Kayla Bruton then showed off her speed by winning the next heat in a time of 30.71. After a little coaxing, Andrea Coulter, Zipporah Caspers, Kayla Bruton, and Johannah Lee came out for an encore 4×400 relay to finish the day’s racing.

In field events, Johannah Lee long jumped 21 inches farther than she ever has in competition before, and Renee Walters smashed her own DASH shot put record with a throw of over 25 feet. Very nice!

We have a lot of racing ahead of us in the next 8 weeks. This meet was very encouraging, but it also exposed some areas that we will be working on. The girls now have four weeks to get ready for the outdoor season. It is going to be interesting to find out how good this team will be.

Thanks to Danny Wickman and Zebulon Caspers for volunteering to run the high jump, which was the DASH team’s responsibility. Thanks to Ed Beck for his help with the coaching. Thanks to the DASH fans who cheered on the team from up in the bleachers. We need to get them to wear DASH yellow so we can find them more easily. We had some camera issues and missed some races, but thanks go out to Rachel Wickman and Faith Caspers for being the DASH photographers and getting some photos. And thanks to Renee Walters for the use of her camera, at least until the battery ran out and we had to finish up with mine. The high school boys are next on the indoor schedule. We have a lot of racing to go. I hope to see you there.

Take care,
Jim Caspers


  • Cross Country 2016

    The 2016 DASH girls cross country team: Zipporah Caspers, Kayla Bruton, Jessy Homa, Abby Chu, Rebecca Dickman, Katrina Lipski, Kayla Walters, Ella Johnson, Faith Caspers, Alivia Kempf.

  • The 2016 DASH boys cross country team. Front: Cliff Yang, Tim Kowalinski, Joe Maurer, Brian Durbin, Caleb Schaber, Justin Chu. Back: Ben Hughes, Joshua Schaber, John Klaves, Joshua Anumolu, Zachary Werner, Zach Pape, Miles Talbert, Seth Holter, Vincent Maurer, Samuel Zinkgraf.

  • The 2016 DASH MS girls cross country team. Grace Caspers, Stephanie Chu, Savanna Bruton, Hellena Hacker, Mary LeSac, Heidi Talbert, Julia Kowalinski, Joy Rasch, Julianna Caspers, Jenna Walters, Alexa Bruton.

  • The 2016 DASH MS boys cross country team. Front: Josiah Chu, Seka Kostrzewa, Nathanael Chu, Micah Chan, Silas Johnson, Noah Caspers, Charlie Johnson. Back: Alexander Taylor, Joshua Lipski, Joshua LeSac, Kaden Hacker, Bryant Farrell, Leif Kostrzewa, Daniel Caspers.

  • Track 2016

    DASH HS 4x1600 Relay Winners. Boys: Drake Hacker, Justin Chu, Briton Kostrzewa, Jacob Dickman. Girls: Zipporah Caspers, Faith Caspers, Kayla Walters, Andrea Beck.

  • Rebecca Dickman, Emma Taylor, Katie Gorectke, Stephanie Chu.

  • Cross Country 2015

    2015 Bradley Tech Cross Country Champions: The 1st place DASH boys: Lucas Ebel, John Klaves, John LaBonte, Joshua Schaber, John Sherman, Joshua Anumolu, Ben Hughes, Tim Kowalinski, Joe Maurer, Drake Hacker, Samuel Zinkgraf, Joe Hughes, Jacob Dickman, John Kowalinski, Will Farrell. the 2nd place DASH girls: Margaret Serchen, Kayla Walters, Zipporah Caspers, Andrea Beck, Faith Caspers, Renee Walters, Kayla Bruton, Jessy Homa.

  • The DASH girls middle school team. Front: Mary LeSac, Grace Caspers, Hellena Hacker, Julianna Caspers, Zaela Schlissel. Middle: Julia Kowalinski, Anabel Fisher, Savanna Bruton, Stephanie Chu, Angela Walters. Back: Naomi Zhou, Emma Taylor, Katie Gorectke, Makenna Fisher, Jenna Walters.

  • The DASH middle school boys team. Front: Vince Maurer, Jeffrey Breiling, Leif Kostrzewa, Caleb Schaber, Seka Kostrzewa, Alexander Taylor, Noah LaBonte. Middle: Ethan Lindberg, Micah Chan, Jose Rosario, Joshua LeSac, Adam Loustaunau, Salim Lubbad, Kaden Hacker, Nathanael Chu, Jacob LaBonte, Ben Breitbach. Back: Daniel Caspers, Joshua Lipski, Tikvah Schlissel, Bryant Farrell, Christian Loustaunau, Ed Sherman, Peter Chan, Matthew Kowalinski.

  • Track 2015

    2015 High School Track. Front: Andrea Coulter, Stefanie Klaves, Renee Walters, Jessy Homa, Bekka Homa, Nina Smrecek, Johannah Lee, Kayla Bruton, Zipporah Caspers, Andrea Beck. Back: Jacob Dickman, Jeremy Marek, Justin Chu, Nicholas Funk, Noah Evans, Samuel Lee, Danny Wickman. Missing: Tommy Ebert, Joe Hughes, Samuel Zinkgraf.

  • Cross Country 2014

    Bradley Tech Champions - 2014

  • Cross Country 2013

    Midwest Homeschool Champions - 2013

  • Track 2013

    Front : Abigail Larkin, Sophia Zyzo, Grace Caspers, Julianna Caspers, Grace Zinkgraf, Elijah Anumolu, Daniel Caspers, Leif Kostrzewa, Wesley Evans, Mary LeSac, Andre Coulter, Abby Chu, Grace Dupar, Gulla Kemmann. Back: Danny Wickman, Lucretia Nyhart, Mia Wickman, Faith Caspers, Toria Schein, Zipporah Caspers, Andrea Guidone, Olivia Zyzo, Toria Schein, Christian LeSac, Samuel Zinkgraf, Joshua LeSac, Joshua Anumolu, Kayla Walters, John Klaves, Christopher Fossell, Joe Hughes, Glenn Kaboskey. Missing: Stephanie Chu. Simran Khunger, Foster Todd, Briton Kostrzewa, Alex Navin.

  • Cross Country 2012

    Wisconsin Lutheran College Warrior Invite 7th-8th grade champions: Briton Kostrzewa, Christian LeSac, Samuel Zinkgraf, Joe Hughes.

  • Track 2012

    Amelie Kemmann, Andrea Kempf, Andrea Beck, Sarah Klapak

  • Cross Country 2011

  • Cross Country 2009

    Andrea Beck, Lucreitia Nyhart, Faith Caspers, Zipporah Caspers. Coach Jim Caspers and Ed Beck in back.

  • Cross Country 2004

    Legendary race - Maitland Park This is where it all began.